What is a Sweet Pea?
The Sweet Pea or Lathyrus odoratus is a highly scented annual of the Leguminosae family. An individual bloom consists of three or four flowers (or florets) on a stem. Sweet Pea’s come in an abundance of different colours and species. Please click HERE to see the Gallery.
The following diagram illustrates the various parts –
"Here are sweet peas,on tip-toe for a flight
With wings of gentle flusho'er delicate white,
And taper fingers catchingat all things
To bind them all aboutwith tiny rings."